This male hooded merganser was among the group that had to scramble to get out of the way of the incoming white pelican earlier this week.
It seems like the whole experience might have got this fellow a bit flustered…but it’s always hard to tell with hoodies because they are wacky little ducks and at times quite comical!
E’ fantastica questa serie di scatti, l’anatra è veramente simpatica o per meglio dire, comica 🙂
Lui è davvero una piccola anatra divertente! 😀
Thanks so much for the chuckle these little goofy guys bring!
They really are goofy little guys and never fail to bring on a smile. 😀
Great shots of a tiny duck that is generally really skittish. I love the penultimate shot with the head feathers in disarray.
They really are quite skittish and I only got these shots because they did not realize I was there. As soon as I moved they quickly paddled away.
That mussed up head feather shot is kinda funny. 🙂
The little fellow is cute, but I love how you captured the various shades of blue in the water and his reflections as well.
The “waves” that he created made it even better.
Thanks a million for your very kind comments and I’m glad you liked the various aspects of these shots!
The mussed up photo, particularly after the two photos with the chest puffed out so much, just made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the post!
They are funny, goofy ducks and make me laugh as well. 😀 Thanks for checking these out!
Beautiful details in him! You really caught his personality.
Thanks a bunch! They are funny little ducks and always make me laugh.
Well, I think they’re cute AND comical looking. Awesome shots of the little guy. As some of your other guests have mentioned, I really liked the picture of the one with his hood all frazzled… kinda quacked me up. ;o)
Enjoy your weekend, Phil!
I’m very happy you enjoyed seeing the always comical hoodie Mick! They do some odd and entertaining things with those head crests for sure!
He was just all proud and showy ’til the 3rd photo. Looks like you caught him in the middle of a sneeze (especially since his “bangs” are flying forward). ;o)
It looks like he almost lost his hairpiece in that photo! 🙂
Love the photos, they are such great fun.
They are fun birds for sure Charlie!
They are sure cute. We get them up here too. Nice photos of them Phil.
They are almost like cartoon birds. Very comical!
Look how expressive his eyes are! And what funky cap feathers in the third photo. These are delightful, Phil!
These guys never fail to bring the funny! Glad you liked the photos.
W A C K Y !!!!
Oh they excel at wackiness! 😀
Beautiful shots, cute merganser.
Thanks Jan, yes they are cute little guys.
It’s so cute! Plus, your photographs are great!
He is a cute little guy and I’m happy you enjoyed the photos!
Phil, thank you for starting my day with a laugh! What dear little birds these are!
I’m glad you got a laugh out of the cute little guy Maggie! They sure make me smile every time!
He looks like a little kid, especially in the ruffled crown shot! 🙂
Ha! He does look like a little kid! Great analogy! Plus it’s almost as if a kid thought them up as a cartoon drawing. 🙂
There is a touch of the devil in that cold look 🙂
These little guys are much too docile and comical to be very evil. Outside of the occasional minor disagreement, they all generally get on quite well.
That flustered look is special! I’m just trying to remember where I’ve seen it before.
Oh it’s plenty special all right! I think that’s how I looked the last time somebody asked me what lens I was using.
You are the master of “Blog Titles!”
Well I’m happy you enjoy the titles, I try to come up with something that hopefully makes a little sense.
Probably a girl, trying a new hairdo. it’s called the “wind-swept look” and it’s the newest trend for Spring 2014.
Oh yes, I hear that look is all the rage in Paris these days! 🙂
He is both quite handsome and very silly looking. What an extra cute little guy! His change of hairstyle was super funn! 🙂 Love the plumage detail.
These hoodies never fail to entertain and amuse with all the special looks they can create with their head crest! 😀
That third one is a hoot, Phil.
They are wacky and comical birds for sure Steve!
This little hoodie reminds me of one of the little wind up toys. What a cutie!
Wow! They would make a great wind up toy! Wanna go halfsies on a patent?!
Yes, please. Then we can drink bourbon and skinny pirates all day long. Every day. Heaven!
Heaven indeed! Sounds perfect!